Saturday, 19 October 2019

Cricket

Steyn set for injury return

JOHANNESBURG: South African fast bowler Dale Steyn is set to make his comeback to cricket after more than a year out of the game with injury. Steyn, 34, was on Tuesday named in a 13-man Titans squad for a domestic Twenty20 match against the Knights in Kimberley on Wednesday. He ...

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After Shadab Khan, Yasir Shah signs up for Big Bash League

SYDNEY: Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has signed a contract with KFC Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Brisbane Heat as an international replacement player. Yasir, who was the second quickest bowler to take 150 wickets in Test cricket history, will be available in the event the Heat, if there is a ...

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BPL: Comilla Victorians beat Rajshahi Kings

DHAKA: In the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) on Sunday, Comilla Victorians crushed Rajshahi Kings by nine wickets after Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan starred with the ball, taking four wickets collectively as Rajshahi lurched to their third loss in four games. Sent to bat, Rajshahi’s innings hardly put up a ...

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Saeed Ajmal set to retire from all forms of cricket

LAHORE: Spinner Saeed Ajmal announced his retirement from all forms of cricket on Monday, two years after losing his wicket-taking bite with a remodelled bowling action that was twice deemed illegal. During a successful but controversial career, Ajmal was once celebrated as the world’s number one bowler in one-day internationals ...

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Hazlewood the key to battering England, says Starc

MELBOURNE: Starc and Hazlewood form a potent new-ball attack for Australia in the series, which gets underway in Brisbane on November 23. Mitchell Starc says pace partner Josh Hazlewood’s unerring line and length will allow his fellow bowlers to let rip at England’s batsmen in the Ashes Test series. Starc ...

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PSL: Bash Bros set to take Pakistan by storm

SYDNEY: Brisbane’s “Bash Brothers” have taken the BBL by storm, and will team up again in the Pakistan Super League after Chris Lynn was the top pick in the PSL Draft overnight. Lynn, who is on the comeback trail from shoulder surgery, was taken by the Lahore Qalanders, who already ...

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Harbhajan ridicules Sri Lanka cricket team, deletes tweet later

MUMBAI: Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh has reportedly deleted a tweet from his official account, the one in which he ridiculed Sri Lanka over their recent performances — from defeat to Zimbabwe at home to struggles against India in the previous series. Sri Lanka have arrived in India for a full ...

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PCB, WICB sign five-year bilateral contract for T20I series

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Chairman Najam Sethi on Saturday revealed that they have signed a five-year contract with the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to play a bilateral T20I series. Sethi, while addressing media at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium, said that speculation about West Indies’ refusal to play in Pakistan ...

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Karachi in line to host next PSL final

KARACHI is in line to host the Pakistan Super League (PSL) final next year in what would be the city’s highest-profile game in nearly a decade. PCB chairman Najam Sethi revealed at the league’s draft in Lahore, that they have “made a commitment” to hold it in Karachi. If it ...

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Peshawar Zalmi retains Darren Sammy as captain

Peshawar Zalmi have retained their skipper Darren Sammy for the consecutive second time in Pakistan Super League 2018, the franchise announced on Saturday. It should be noted here that Zalmi won the second installment of the league last year in leadership of Indies Sammy. Owner of the franchise, Javed Afridi ...

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